Skinny Peanut Butter Granola Bites

These Skinny Peanut Butter Granola Bites are a healthy snack to munch on when you are trying to cut out a little extra sugar from your diet.

Skinny Peanut Butter Granola Bites from www.insidebrucrewlife.com - easy no bake granola bites that are light and healthy

 Yes, you read that right.

I have totally and completely jumped on the skinny bandwagon.  (But don’t worry…I have a few other recipes that I will have to jump off the wagon so I can share with you soon!)

It is the beginning of the year after all, and everyone is doing their best to stick to those healthy eating goals.  I don’t want to be the one to make you stumble, plus I am doing my best to cut some of the excess sugar out of my diet too.  When I have brownies and cookies in my kitchen, my sweet tooth is stronger than my will power.

So, I made a sweet little snack that is lower in calories and higher in fiber and protein to pacify my sweet tooth with. [Read more...]

Chocolate Chip Cookie Muddy Buddies

Chex cereal coated with white chocolate, chocolate chip cookie crumbs, and mini chocolate chips…yeah, I don’t think you will be able to resist these Chocolate Chip Cookie Muddy Buddies.  Unless you are an alien or something!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Muddy Buddies - chocolate chip cookie coated chex mix makes this so irresistible   www.insidebrucrewlife.com
Do you ever go to the grocery store for specific things and then get home and they are not in your bag?  Now there are times that I just totally space out and forget to even grab the very item that I went into the store for.  I’m not talking about those times.  I mean the times you remember to put them in your cart, they are on your receipt, but missing from your bag.

I have a very bad habit of getting mad at my cashier…in my head of course.  If you are a Walmart cashier, I’m sorry but I have had not so nice thoughts about cashiers lately.  Please forgive me.   [Read more...]

Eggnog Scones

Eggnog Scones

Eggnog is one of those holiday drinks that you either love or hate.  I personally love the stuff!   Now I can’t chug an entire gallon, but a nice sized cup once a day is a nice way to bring in the holidays.  Only my oldest agrees with me on this one.  It was pure torture for him the other week.  You see, I bought some eggnog and told him not to touch it until I was finished baking.  Then I promptly forgot about the eggnog for oh, let’s say about 5 days or so.   I say forgot very lightly, because you see my son would come home from school every day and ask if he could have some.  No, not yet, was the answer for those long 5 days.   I kept thinking maybe we needed some more eggnog muffins or maybe some eggnog cheeesecake brownies or even better eggnog latte cupcakes!    The only problem with those…I can’t bake the same thing twice.  At least not for myself that is.  So until inspiration hit, the cap was staying put on the eggnog.

And then one day I just decided that we needed some eggnog scones for breakfast the next day.  I usually bake on a whim every day.  My cupboards are packed with fun baking ingredients just waiting for the day when I get a lightbulb moment and decide to use that particular item.  Any one else bake like this?  I wish I could say I have a plan each day…but no, my kitchen is always very random.  I never know for sure what is going to happen each day.

Anyway, my son was a very happy camper when he got home and I handed him the eggnog container and told him the rest was his.   [Read more...]

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Muffins

 Today is the last Monday of the month and that means it is Secret Recipe Club day.  I have met so many great bloggers through this program and have enjoyed my past year of “stalking” new blogs.  I was excited to receive Casey’s blog My Beautiful Disasters for my last SRC post.  This girl is truly amazing!!!  I wish that I had been as dedicated to working out in high school.  I think it is so cool that she runs 5K’s with her dad too.  And her blog has so many fun recipes on it…did I mention she is still in high school?  I am way impressed that she keeps up with her homework all while posting all this delicious food.

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